Launched in 2023, the award empowers young designers from the UAE by providing training and guidance to enhance their contribution to the cultural industries. In collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana this year, it expands opportunities for professional development in the sartorial craft. This initiative offers valuable prospects for career growth, creativity, and the infusion of unique perspectives and cultural influences. With the partnership of Dolce&Gabbana, renowned expertise and exposure are brought forth, fostering innovation and celebrating the rich heritage of the region. It plays a crucial role in shaping the future of the creative industries while promoting cultural preservation. Deadline extended: 12 November 2023

Recognising outstanding innovation and achievement by young Emiratis in the fields of sustainable design and architecture, the competitive 10k AED award seeks to nurture potential and creative talent by providing a launch pad for emerging designers and architects across the UAE. Submissions should address at least one of sustainability’s three main pillars: economic, environmental, and social with the winning work to be displayed as part of Abu Dhabi Festival.

Applications are open until 5 November 2023. Apply now!

The Award recognises creative excellence among youth in the performing arts. Submissions are open to individuals and groups who create an outstanding performance piece in the genre of music, dance, or theatre. Finalists will have the exciting opportunity to perform before a live audience and compete for a 20k AED cash prize. Application deadline: 5th November 2023

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Launched in 2013, the award supports the growth of the UAE visual arts scene by awarding emerging Emirati artists for outstanding work.

2024 applications will be opened in October 2023.

Launched in 2019, the award contributes to empowering cultural industries and enhancing the contribution of young designers from the UAE to artistic renaissance, creativity and development by providing training and vocational guidance opportunities that contribute and help young people embark on their professional experiences towards professionalism.

2024 applications will be opened in October 2023.

Presented in partnership with New York University Abu Dhabi, the award gives UAE undergraduates and recent graduates the chance to create a work of art that, in the spirit of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, can be publicly exhibited and enjoyed.

2024 applications will be opened in October 2023, for more information visit the link below.